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'''Jefferson Finis Davis'''Davis 1996, p. 6, states: "Thus it was with a touch of humor, leavened by wishful thinking, that the boy born to her on June 3, 1808, found himself endowed with the middle name Finis, testimony to his father's familiarity with Latin and both parents' hope that this baby would be their last." However, Cooper 2000, p. 10, writes: "His parents also gave him a middle name, which by early manhood he dropped completely; only the initial F. survived."; and again Cooper 2000, p. 711n1, writes: "Some have also questioned whether Davis ever had a middle name. He used the initial at West Point, as did his mother in her will. Again, I assume that both would not have invented it... No evidence supports Hudson Strode's claim that the actual middle name was Finis, signaling the final child." (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who was a Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic U.S. Representative and Senator from...
OfficePresident of the Confederate States of America|President of the Confederate States
VicepresidentAlexander H. Stephens|Alexander Stephens
Term startFebruary 22, 1862
Term endMay 10, 1865
Provisional: February 18, 1861 – February 22, 1862
PredecessorPosition established
SuccessorPosition abolished
Birth nameJefferson Finis Davis
Birth date{{Birth date|1808|6|3}}
Birth placeFairview, Kentucky, U.S.
Death date{{Death date and age|1889|12|6|1808|6|3}}
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